Yuki Model from Germany have introduced their new limited edition 3200kV B4 motor and controller combo set. The 60A rated power pack consists of a water-resistant 3S LiPo-compatible controller and a 3200kV sensorless motor. Both come pre-wired with a T-type battery connector and bullet-style motor plugs and the controller is programmable using Yuki Model’s optional programming box.
Hobbywing have introduced their new XeRun series Axe brushless power system for crawlers and trail trucks. Featuring the new FOC Field-oriented Control technology, that is understood to match the motor RPM with the throttle position, the system allows for greatly improved car control especially on downhill sections while making the system more silent, higher performing and more reliable. The motor, with a newly developed staggered pole design, ensures consistent deceleration, smoother power supply, smoother brake control and an overall greatly improved throttle feeling. The whole system is IP-67 waterproof for go-everywhere capabilities right out of the package and the controller is programmable using Hobbywing’s iOS or Android apps and using the speedo’s build-in Bluetooth module.
Coming from GL Racing is their new 3500kV HT brushless motor for 1/28th micro cars. Somewhere in the middle of kV ratings for a micro-size motor the power plant will offer linear power control, high efficiency and lots of torque for smaller circuits. The 15mm diameter motor uses dual Japanese-made ball bearings and it fits Kyosho’s Mini-Z VE cars as fellas many other 1/28th scale cars on the market.
During this week’s 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan O.S. Engines are presenting their new O.S. Speed branded sensored brushless motors and speed controller. The sensored competition motors are housed in a nicely machined 2-tone aluminium can with large cooling openings, heavy duty solder tabs and all-aluminium timing end cap. It is understood that the motors will become available in all popular modified and stock windings. Over to the O.S. Speed brushless speed controller, the device comes in an all-black design with a machined alloy case as well as black power, capacitor and receiver wires for a stealthy factory look. An external programming box allows to fine-tune the speed’s software and a large fan keeps the operation temperatures down. On the nitro side of things the iconic Japanese manufacturer shows off its new 4-shoe nitro off-road clutch that is tuneable with a total of three different hardness springs and two alloy clutch shoe types.
Coming from Yeah Racing is the new Hackmoto 550-class brushed motor for trail trucks and crawlers. Offering a comparable diameter to a 540-size motor the can of the 550 is somewhat longer for a stronger magnetic field and thus improved torque. High-strength magnets further up the available performance and the motor, that is available in 35T, 21T and 12T specification, comes with Tamiya-standard pre-soldered bullet-type connectors.
Coming from Hiro Seiko is a new aluminium screw kit for the Hobbywing XeRun V10 G2 electric brushless motors. Usable on the V10 G2 and Bandit motors the fasteners will not interfere with the rotor’s magnetic field, as the standard steel screws do, for overall higher RPM and improved performance. The set contains can and endbell screws machined from high-quality material and it is available in blue, light blue, purple, red, orange and silver colour.
Coming from Hobbywing is a rotor replacement tool for 540-class motors. The machined alloy tube slides between the rotor and stator and helps to easily extract and replace the rotor for maintenance, setup or repair purposes, and it is usable with rotors of up to 13mm diameter. The tube comes black anodised, with silver edge details and an etched Hobbywing logo.
Coming from HRC Distribution is the HRC Racing 40T Crawling Racer brushed motor. The 540-class motor utilises ceramic magnets and low resistance wire for outstanding performance while slotted heatsinks on the motor head reduce operation temperatures. The motor, that is of a fully rebuildable design including easy to replace brushes, fits most 1/10th scale crawlers and it comes pre-soldered with bullet-type connectors.